Monday, June 9, 2014

Harnessing the Wind

Evin's always been in to the wind turbines that we see driving to Kansas and back.  Then there was the famous Paw Patrol episode that featured them too.  We were talking a lot about them one day and I decided to create a little experiment for him.  

Step 1: Gather all sorts of random "rotor blades" and hot glue to toothpicks.

Step 2: Nail styrofoam balls to pieces of wood, if your styrofoam doesn't spin freely, wiggle the nail around a little inside the ball until it does.  

Step 3: Lay out your materials.  

Step 4: Start building.

We talked about what material worked best for blades, which way they spun the best, and what happened if our blades weren't spaced properly.  Easy, quick, and fun!  

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